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Swimming - 15. August 2013.

2013 IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, Canada.

Ukraine continued their dominance in the pool with a 1, 2, 3 with S1 world record holder Ganna Ielisavetska touching in first in the women's 50m backstroke S2 in a new European record time (1:03.21). She was followed by 2012 silver medallist Iryna Sotska and Eindhoven 2010 silver medallist Darya Kopayeva in bronze.

In the women's 50m backstroke S5, world champion Natalia Prologaieva retained her world title (41.29) ahead of Czech Katerina Liskova and Belarus's Natalia Shavel.

In the women's 4x50m freestyle relay, gold was all sewn up by the Ukrainians with a team including four medallists and they even set a new world record (2:37.16), with Italy taking second. Russia were nearly beaten to the wall by the USA but managed to hold on for bronze.

Ukraine lead the medals table with a total of 36, 6 ahead of Great Britain.

Eleanor Simmonds only just squeaked into bronze medal position in the women's 50m freestyle S6 after German Tanja Groepper was disqualified from gold medal position. This also pushed Italian Emanuela Romana up to first (36.33 seconds) and Noga Nir-Kistler into silver.

22 year-old American Cortney Jordan continued her great form from this week with another win in the 50m freestyle S7 (33.42 seconds). Susannah Rodgers edged Team GB towards their podium target for Montreal 2013 with a silver and Brianna Nelson pleased the home crowds with Canada's first medal of the evening in bronze.

USA's superstar Jessica Long followed in Jordan's footsteps to win her second gold of the week in the women's 400m freestyle S8 (4:43.76), and looks unstoppable. Long dominated from the start, with Australia's Maddison Elliott finishing in silver to improve on her bronze from London 2012 and Denmark's Amalie Vinther smashing her qualifying time by nearly ten seconds in bronze in a repeat of her Eindhoven 2010 performance.

One of Canada's favourite athletes Valerie Grand'Maison stormed to gold in the women's 100m butterfly S13, much to the delight of the crowds. She will be joined on the podium by USA's Rebecca Anne Meyers in silver and Teigan van Roosmalen in bronze.

New Zealand's Sophie Pascoe set a new Oceania record (1:17.53) to win her latest gold of the championships in the women's breaststroke SB9. Brit Harriet Lee improved on her London 2012 bronze, and both women beat Ukranian Paralympic Champion Khrystyna Yurchenko who touched the wall for bronze.

In the women's event 19 year-old world champion Marlou van der Kulk of the Netherlands completed the men and women's S14 backstroke double and broke her own world record for the second time of the day (1:06.70) to win gold. Ireland's Paralympic Champion Bethany Firth had to settle for silver, with Jessica-Jane Applegate in bronze.

Zulfiya Gabidullina won an amazing silver for Kazakstan in the women's 50m freestyle S3, just losing out to gold medallist Ukrainian Olga Sviderska (47.43 seconds) after taking the lead from the start and qualifying fastest in the heats. China's Jiangbo Xia completed the podium.

22 year-old Russian world champion and bronze medallist from London 2012 Dmitri Kokarev converted his world record performance from the 50m backstroke S2 heats into a win (1:00.93). Ukraine's Serhii Palamarchuk gained a silver medal and Greek Aristeidis Makrodimitris collected his first championship bronze.

German Paralympic and world champion Daniela Schulte won her second gold in the women's event, ahead of 20 year-old New Zealander Mary Fisher who wins her third medal of the championships. Ukrainian Olga Iakibiuk collects bronze.
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